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No fault of yours personally, but the income gap in America is disgraceful, and your industry is particularly disgraced. Your support for financial reform and reinvestment in national and local infrastructure would go a long way towards restoring some prestige to being wealthy. Food for thought.
Hello Mr. Cohn, I was given stock as a gift from my hard-working, railroad employed, grandfather a few years ago. Several years ago, as a way to diversify this stock, my advisor at SmithBarney suggested I place some of my money in Goldman Sachs. At this time, because your company uses practices which alienate the 99% of the people who, like me, could never afford stocks on our own, and therefore the benefits of the wealthy and powerful, I am asking that your company practice ethical procedures. This includes keeping shareholder money, including my own, out of the political system of the U.S. Without this change, It will be difficult for me to remain a shareholder who because of your company’s decisions, participate in such unethical procedures. Sincerely, Josh Iddings
Dear Mr. Price, I am sure that you are a patriotic American! I am also sure that you can see the state of our nation; crumbling infrastructure, increasing unemployment, decreasing tax base, and so much more. I wonder if you realize that if you would spare a percent or two of your income over $1,000,000, you could make a BIG difference in the condition of America? Yes, I realize that you might not want to place that money in the hands of congress, but we all do that! We have to make them accountable for their actions, so that the money you and I pay get used to actually improve the situation of us ALL. You can help with that too, you know! Anyway, thanks for considering your patriotic duty to help support OUR country. We both know that it would be the right thing to do. Sincerely, Phil Potter
You have influence, power, and money but none of that really is tangible is it? At the end of the day when people in great numbers are knocking at your very front door none of that will matter. None of it will protect you from the reality that everything you have is coming back to us, and you will be in prison. We will continue to be non-violent but we will take back everything from you, it is unimaginable to you, but it’s also inevitable. You must be shit scared…
I have been a loyal Bank of America customer throughout the years. The past three years have left me and my business of 19 years ravaged. I have been successfully self-employed for over 20 years, and have been very responsible, as opposed to what some in the media would have you believe. I have always paid my bills on time, if not early. Until a few years ago….. The economic collapse has left my beautiful small business just financially starving. My clients have been laid off of work, or their spouses have been laid off of work. I depend on their financial stability for my financial stability. It has been a very, very painful past three years. My credit rating is ravaged, I can barely make ends meet and my debt is astronomical. At 46 years of age, I feel that there is not enough time in a day and years in my life to be able to work to recover from the damage that has been inflicted in a few short years. I actually don’t know why I have busted my tail for the past 20 years at my business, when literally I have nothing to show for it. I have been seeking loan modification from Bank of America on my mortgage, because the payments have become just too high for me to manage. I have gotten nowhere, except a letter stating that I have been denied because the information that was requested was not recieved. I FedEx an enormous packette of information to Bank of America - what happened to it that it was not received? And your company blames me? Every time I call BofA I get a new voice on the phone - I can never talk to the same person twice. I am disgusted at the way business is done in America. If you want my house, fine - it’s yours. Hope you enjoy it, although I’m sure it a little small for you, only 2,000 square feet.
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How does it feel to be a cancer on this planet? Pretty good? Do you like eating the world’s natural resources for breakfast everyday? It’s not too late to change, my friend.
This week I closed my account at your bank. I am one of the 99% that is doing better than most. You may not miss the closing of minor accounts and my $20,000 savings account loss may just be a drop in the bucket for you. But combined with others like me, doing better than most, maybe YOU will wake up and wondered what happened. I have never felt so much as a Proud American as I did when I moved my money from a bank with corrupt business practices to one that will actually benefit my community. Sincerely, One of the 99% who has finally awakened. Denise Austin
Chief Risk Officer? Seriously? Sounds to me like you just worried about the risks BofA faced, NOT the risks the individuals buying your product faced, not the risks that collapsing communities faced, not the risk that my once great country faced… explain yourself!
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Dear Mr. McQuade: I regret to inform you that your bank is being put on Notice by my family and the 99%. Effective immediately you must begin to cease all financing of coal-fired power-plants and related infrastructure, such as pipeline projects. Effective this week, my family will be divesting from your company. We are the 99% and we have had enough of the greed and irresponsibility for which you, as an individual, and your company are responsible. Citibank causes suffering, and destruction, whether it be subprime mortgage crimes, high fees to the public, crimes against consumers, or global climate change. You may feel you are on the right side of wealth, but are you on the wrong side of right. Act right.
Hey Jamie, Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. I know you probably don’t see it or even think about it, but folks are hurting all across the country and all across the world and none of you bankers seem to care. You took our TARP money, gave yourselves obscene bonuses and continue to avoid paying your fair share of taxes. Well, it turns out the peasants have woken up from their Bud light & Dancing with the Stars-induced slumbers and they’re really grumpy that you’ve stolen their country. Good luck keeping all us in check from now on. We don’t have much power, but we can at least give you an eyesore in Liberty Plaza and around the country. Best,
I used to have 160 Citigroup stocks and then one day I only had 16. I know the value of my 16 stocks is 10 times what it was (roughly) but I got quarterly dividends of $ 1.60 and now it’s only $ .16 cents. How the hell am I suppose to live on $ .16 ??